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Merchandise Mart–Chicago, IL

  • Merchandise Mart 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 470 Chicago, IL 60654 USA (map)

Beginning June 9, Art on theMART will debut a collaboration between scenic designer John Musial and Lucky Plush Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. The work, titled Limelight Parade, utilizes fragmented choreography and script from Rhoads's work with Lucky Plush, reimagined within John Musial's layered and evocative projection design. The source material draws from Lucky Plush's Rooming House, in which varied interpretations of personal and mythic storytelling leads down a rabbit hole into the lives of everyday people who do extraordinary things.

"Art on theMART brings Chicago’s legacy of public art and iconic architecture together and helps reshape the way people interact with the Chicago River. It is a fitting tribute to align the 2019 programming with the Year of Chicago Theatre; bringing new energy to the Riverwalk and honoring the cultural and artistic diversity that theater adds to our city.”
–Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Admission is FREE.
Let us know you’ll be there & connect with friends by R.S.V.P-ing

To hear sound while viewing the projection, click below. The sound will run concurrent with the video each night.

Best viewed on The Chicago Riverwalk between Wells and Lake St.

The Riverwalk is accessible via any of the stairways along Wacker Dr. There are ADA compliant ramps providing Riverwalk access located at the east side of State St., the west side of Clark St., and the west side of Franklin St.

Metra: Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center are short walks to Lake St.

CTA Trains and Buses: The closest "L" stops include the Brown and Purple Line stop at theMART; the Blue, Green, Pink, Brown, Orange and Purple lines stop at Clark and Lake; and the Red line stop at State and Lake.

Mart Parc Orleans Self Park: 437 North Orleans and 401 North Wells

Art on theMART offers discounted parking to patrons for evenings after 5 P.M. for a maximum of 4 hours for $12.

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Earlier Event: May 23
Venue West–Chicago, IL